Flight Bag
Advanced | 1 hour 52 min
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This structured bag offers great opportunities to learn all about bag construction and finishing. Betz walks through every step of the process – from stabilizing each piece of the bag through adding hardware. Along the way you’ll learn how to create pockets, pleats, zipper panels and straps. Ultimately, you’ll create a bag with structure that you can use to transport your essentials in style, and you can apply these sewing fundamentals to many other projects.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 yard main fabric (Betz uses canvas)
  • 1 yard accent fabric (Betz uses solid linen)
  • 1 yard lining fabric
  • 1 yard fusible fleece
  • 1 yard cotton woven fusible interfacing
  • 16" metal zipper
  • Straight pins
  • Thread to match your main fabric
  • 1 1/2" slider buckle
  • Two 1 1/2" rings
  • Metal twist lock closure
  • Marking pen
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric shears, large and small
  • Pinking shears
  • PDF templates
  • Paint stirrer and chopstick
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
Learn how to:
  • Installing metal zipper
  • Adding full lining
  • Creating slip pocket
  • Adding straps and buckles
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to make a flight bag
  • 11 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
  • Step-by-step expert instruction by expert instructor Betz White
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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215 users recommended this class to a friend
Very clear and detailed instructions.
14 hours ago
Kay Marsh
I like the style and size of this bag. I think I will add a zippered pocket on back of the bag (exterior) and maybe a slip pocket inside for my tablet.
September 18, 2022
Cara Dawson
Great bag design! But. Some of the terms were wrong - it's basting, not stay stitching. And the button/turning part of the cargo pocket hardware should have been installed before the pocket was sewn. I realize the method in the class is easier for beginners, but that hardware will tear up the inside of the pocket and catch whatever you put in the pocket as well as your hands.
More than 3 months ago